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Photodisintegration of the Deuteron


Zachariasen, Fredrik (1956) Photodisintegration of the Deuteron. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/KKDZ-ET45.


The Chew meson theory has been applied in an attempt to explain the observed resonance occurring in the photodisintegration of the deuteron at an energy of about 250 Mev. The resonance is interpreted as being due to the rescattering of a virtual photoproduced meson in the J = 3/2, T = 3/2 state from one of the two nucleons, the meson being finally absorbed. The impulse approximation is used to describe the scattering. Results are obtained for the total cross section as a function of energy in qualitative agreement with experiment, but though an asymmetry in the angular distribution is found, it does not give a different cross section at 0[degrees] and 180[degrees] as seems to be required by the data.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Physics and Mathematics) ; deuteron
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy
Major Option:Physics
Minor Option:Mathematics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Christy, Robert F.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1956
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-05252004-105255
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ID Code:2041
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Deposited On:26 May 2004
Last Modified:09 Aug 2023 18:46

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